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Benefits of Being A Member
From belonging to the only global network of travel and event professionals committed to motivational experiences that deliver business results. Through unparalleled networking opportunities, education and connections, members form lasting partnerships that grow their businesses and professional development.
Executive Board Members
Todd M. Mickey, CIS, CITP
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Applied Meetings & Hospitality Solutions
Todd M. Mickey, CIS, CITP is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Applied Meetings & Hospitality Solutions, LLC a global leader in Incentive travel. As a graduate of New England Culinary Institute earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management and an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts, Todd has been providing high-quality service to a wide range of corporate and association clients for over 25 years. Before Applied Meetings & Hospitality Solutions, LLC Todd was employed in hotel sales by the top luxury hotel companies such as The Ritz-Carlton, Hotel Company, LLC, The Peninsula Hotel Company, LLC, Posadas Hotel Group, LLC., Luxury Resorts and Hotel, LLC and Hilton Worldwide. Todd’s focus on quality business practices will help bring together meeting professionals, hoteliers and logistic travel experts for 2021!
PRESIDENT ELECT/ EDUCATION
Jorge Colona, CIS
Being the past Director of Group Sales for Melia Hotels International Global Collection, Jorge’s passion for the hospitality industry brings, to SITE Florida and the Caribbean, over 29 years of strong background in incentive groups sales and meeting industry (MICE); as well as, Convention Bureau (Meet Puerto Rico) and Cruise Line Sales (CCL – International Groups). Also, for the past 13 years Jorge has been involved with the University of Miami – Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, previously as Constituency Board member and currently as Co-chair for their annual signature fund raising event “Tropical Nights”. These funds provide free assistance to more than 7,000 families with children affected with Autism in South Florida. In addition to 15 years as Team Captain “WALKING FOR AUTISM” (Autism Speaks).
Alliance Incentives & Meetings, LLC
Millie has been a SITE member since the late 70’s, and was provided with education and networking opportunities that helped her business grow. She was active in Global on several committees and served as Crystal Awards Chairman as well as won an award. She was the special Advisory Committee and chaired The Signet Awards event in Stockholm celebrating 25 years of Incentive Travel. Since moving to Florida from Kansas City, she has been involved with the SITE Chapter Board as Secretary, VP Membership and Treasurer. She has seen SITE Florida & Caribbean Chapter grow with dedicated professionals interested in contributing and learning to better the industry and community.
Eleanor Soucy, CIS, CITP
Incentive Meeting Services
Ellie has been making her mark in the industry for over 20 years. Originally born in Jamaica, Ellie grew up in Rochester, NY, to eventually live in Dubai and Hong Kong before settling down in sunny Florida. She started out her career with Inc Magazine after studying both accounting and criminal justice. At Inc Magazine, Ellie was appointed to oversee a newly developed program to include CEO symposium, employee conferences and customer loyalty conferences. Most recently, Ellie successfully started her own minority-and-woman-owned corporate incentive and meeting company and corporate loyalty program in 2014, and she hasn’t looked back since.
Virgil Napier, MBA
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
Napier’s management philosophy allows those team members to show case their creativity while embracing the four core principles of Time, Space, Love and Generosity. Napier has earned multiple degrees including an M.B.A. from ASU in International Management, and B.B.A. from the University of Miami. Beyond studying abroad in Asia, and an intern for Senator John McCain(R) in Arizona, Napier owes his belief in training to his mom, a retired teacher and example of always striving for more. Napier considers himself a global nomad and a local foodie, steward of the environment, and benefactor to those furry pets needing a voice. Personal interests include college football and cooking for his teams whenever there is a need to celebrate!
VP COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING
Frank Robleto, CITP, IP, ACC
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Frank has achieved his CIS certification and the IP certification in 2018 to fully understand the incentive market and understand his clients needs. During his tenure at Carnival Cruise Line, he did receive the fleet award for most full ship charters sold from 2013 – 2017. Frank will be inducted in January of 2020 as VP of Communications & Marketing for SITE Florida & Caribbean which he is very excited to give back to this organization. Frank was also selected this year to sit as a board member of ITC SIG within IMA.
DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY
Steffi Kordy, CITP
Cocoon Incentives LLC
(DMC & Incentive Agency)
Steffi Kordy is the owner of Cocoon Incentives LLC, a creative Incentive House and Destination Management Company based in Miami. She founded the company with the tagline “Think Outside your Cocoon” in 2011 after moving to Florida from Chicago, where she worked for a DMC for several years. She also has a “green heart” and is passionate about corporate social responsibility. When she founded her company, sustainable practices were at its core. As such Cocoon Incentives donates parts of its profits from each incentive program to non-profit organizations to leave a positive footprint in the community that was the backdrop of the event.
VP INDUSTRY RELATIONS
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater
Tracy has been a Destination Educator for the St. Pete and Clearwater area for the past 5 years. Her early experiences working onboard cruise ships and luxury cross country passenger trains helped shape her love of luxury travel. She has an extensive resort sales background from Westin Resort, St. John, USVI to Annapolis Marriott and independent beach properties. Her dedication to and understanding of incentive travel and unique experiences will help shape her role with SITE Florida & Caribbean.
DIRECTOR OF YOUNG LEADERS
Dan Polulak, CIS
Carnival Cruise Line
Dan Polulak, CIS is a Sales Director for Charters, Meetings and Incentive Sales with Carnival Cruise Line. Dan has over 8 years’ of involvement in the Meetings and Incentives industry with previous experience at Marriott Hotels and the global charter airline Miami Air International. Additionally, Dan served several years as a Committee member and past Co-Chair of the SITE Global Young Leaders Committee. SITE has given Dan a platform for not only incredible networking and career growth opportunities, but also the ability to form lifelong friendships with link minded MICE professionals. Dan looks forward to growing Young Leader involvement across the Florida and Caribbean chapter!
Lauralee Shapiro, CMP, CIS
Lauralee is a native of Toronto Canada but she has not lived there since 1995. Most of her hotel career was spent with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, selling their resort in Puerto Rico, where she lived for eight years, and the Swan and Dolphin, in Orlando Florida. In both cases, Lauralee’s clients were mostly from the incentive market. In 2007, she joined ConferenceDirect, and while she continued to work with some incentive clients, she grew her business to also include many associations and SMERF customers.
DIRECTOR OF EVENTS
Prior to SeaDream Matthew was the International Corporate Sales Manager for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in Southampton, U.K. His tenure in outbound sales with cruise lines goes back over ten (10) years to his first role with Norwegian. The experience provides Matthew with extensive knowledge and experience in corporate travel sales and large group movements.
Defining the Incentive & Travel Industry
Incentive travel is not a luxury – it’s a necessity. Our research and data prove the ROI business case for incentive travel, which is a powerful management tool that strengthens employee retention, improves performance, and fosters a culture of thoughtful motivation and success.
Over the last 40 years, SITE has grown to over 2,000 members in 90 countries with 29 local and regional chapters. We are a global home for it professionals who deliver with style on the incentive travel promise: meaningful, motivational, memorable. it Works!